Ashley Scarpetta graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Economics and Political Science from King’s College, and recently received her J.D. from Syracuse University. She is primarily in the estate planning, probate, and fiduciary law practice of the firm. Ashley is currently serving as co-chair to the Elder Law & Fiduciary Section of the Young Lawyers Division of the Georgia State Bar Association. Ashley focuses her efforts at the firm on estate planning and probate administration matters. She enjoys assisting individuals in preparing their end of life decisions and primarily in taking care of their families. Ashley is familiar with the negative tax consequences and family disagreements which can arise from a failure to effectively plan for the future. Our firm prides itself in an ability to serve many aspects of legal dilemmas which may arise for an individual. She works closely with the other associates and partners in providing her clients with a wide array of services. Ashley has had a life-long dream of moving to the beautiful state of Georgia, specifically Gwinnett County. She is excited by the opportunity to serve her community and to help her clients protect their families. Ashley enjoys personalized interactions with her clients and strives to more than exceed these individuals’ expectations. Ashley is concerned with knowing her clients on a personal level so she is able to clearly understand their needs, even those which are not readily seen. She emphasizes the firm’s belief that estate planning is a conversation and not a transaction and is respectful of the fact that situations may change during an individual’s life which can make certain situations delicate. Ashley graduated from Syracuse University College of Law, where she studied estate planning and taxation under Professor Terry Turnipseed. While at Syracuse University, Ashley completed the Estate Planning program and was trained in providing solutions to complicated estate planning situations. Ashley is actively involved in the community in Gwinnett County and enjoys volunteering with her family in many community events. She attends church at Grace New Hope and strives to help everyone she meets. Ashley has most recently attended the 2017 Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and the 2017 Fiduciary Institute where she learned the newest techniques in estate planning, probate administration, guardianship/conservatorship, taxation, and business succession. She has took a great deal of time to study the new Uniform Power of Attorney Act to help our clients understand how the recent changes in Georgia law can and will affect them. Ashley serves as an appointed attorney and guardian ad litem for the Gwinnett County Probate Court. She has increasingly enjoyed serving those in the community who need representation. Ashley is well versed in the guardianship and conservatorship processes as well as handling complicated probate matters. She enjoys helping people protect their assets and in applying for veteran’s benefits.
Estate Planning Law